6 Day Classic Northern Rapture Guided Tour

Departing Wellington, skirt the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu, to reach Rotorua, the centre of Maori Culture and home to boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Experience a traditional hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants & dance including the stirring haka.

The yellow hobbit door as seen during a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour


6 Day Classic Northern Rapture Guided Tour

Further north, enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie set and be transported by the beauty of the stunning Coromandel Peninsula before arriving into Auckland, the “City of Sails.”


Tour Type:

Group Tours


Wellington to Auckland


Selected dates


6 Days

Tour Code:



Regions Visited

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Wellington Taupo Rotorua Hobbiton Coromandel Auckland


Tour Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation in premium hotels
  • Full breakfast daily & 5 dinners
  • Travel by luxury touring coach
  • Professional coach captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers on arrival & departure
  • Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance
  • Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour
  • Agrodome Farm Show
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Entry to Auckland Skytower
  • City tours of Auckland

Prices for the period 01 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

Start Date

End Date

Single Traveller


Guaranteed Departure


 21 January 2020

26 January 2020

$3,689 NZD

$2,689 NZD

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 3 March 2020

8 March 2020

$3,689 NZD

$2,689 NZD

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17 March 2020

22 March 2020

$3,689 NZD

$2,689 NZD

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Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars



Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.

Day By Day Itinerary


On arrival in Wellington, a Kirra representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the nation’s capital before meeting up with your fellow travellers at dinner this evening.

Stay: Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay


Leaving the city behind, we travel through rolling farmland as we enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua


Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon for optional activities before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua


Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Setand Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay.

Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort


The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. After a leisurely breakfast, we continue north to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a comprehensive city tour on arrival. We include a visit to the Auckland Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere where you will experience 360 degree panoramic views over the harbours, city and surrounds. This evening, join your new found friends for a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Rydges Hotel


Your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland airport to connect with your onward flight.